Dienstag, 22. Mai 2012

Heute vor 40 Jahren – 22. Mai 1972: Der erste amtierende US-Präsident in Moskau

Der Name Richard Nixon ist heutzutage hauptsächlich mit der Watergate-Affäre verbunden. Dafür hat der 37. US-Präsident (1969-1974) mit dem Spitznamen »Trickie Dickie« genug Häme und Spott bezogen, entging nur knapp einem Impeachment und mußte schließlich zurücktreten.



Text (von lyricsmode.com):
[includes quotes from Midnight Sun (Hampton/Burke/Mercer), The Battle Hymn Of The Republic (Steffe/Howe) and Billy The Mountain]


[Vinyl spoken intro:
Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
February 12, 1988


Song:
Warner Theatre, Washington DC
February 9, 1988
&
Hall Tivoli, Strasbourg, France
May 23, 1988
&
Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY
March 17, 1988
&
Olympen, Lund, Sweden
April 26, 1988
&
Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio
March 5, 1988]


FZ: Thank you! Hate to see this go to waste
Ike: Fringe. I mean that, man
FZ: Alright. CNN ran a story last week about this new product that has been developed for our prison system. It is called "Confinement Loaf." Now what it is it's, uh, bean by-products compressed into a loaf, which is administered to problem prisoners. Their diet will be a slice of "Confinement Loaf" and a cup of water, and it seems to mellow them out right away. So my question is: How long before "Confinement Loaf" appears in United States High Schools?


One 'n one is eleven!
Two 'n two is twenty-two!
Won't somebody kindly tell me,
What the government's tryin' t' do . . .
Dickie's just to tricky
For a chump like me to use, oh use
You take that sub-committee serious, boy (and I'm serious)
You just might get a seizure from the evenin' news


Millions 'n millions of dollars . . .
Much as he might need . . . (good work!)
He could open up a chain of motels, people,
On the highway, yes indeed!


Quadrophonic desperation! (oh, pinch that loaf now!)
There might be confinement loaf up under your bed (well . . . )
You know if you just might pinch a little loaf in your slumber (pffft . . . NURSE!)
The FBI is gonna get your number


GONNA GET YA
GONNA GET YA
GONNA JUMP UP THE SUB-COMMITTEE AND GET YA!


THE FBI
GONNA GET YOUR NUMBER
THE FBI
GONNA GET YOUR NUMBER
THE FBI
GONNA GET YOUR NUMBER
THE FBI
GONNA GET YOUR NUMBER
THE FBI
THEY ALREADY GOT YOUR PICTURE
THE FBI
AND YOUR FINGERPRINTS TOO
THE FBI
THEN THEY GOT A GUY IN VIRGINA
THE FBI
WHIFFING UP A LITTLE SOUP JUST FOR YOU


GONNA GET YOUR NUMBER
GONNA GET YOUR NUMBER


Tryin' not to worry
Tryin' not to care
But you know, I get so excited
When that soup goes over there


Can't have no private conversation
Nowhere
In the USA
Can't wait 'til the rest of the people all over the the world
Find out that their confinement loaf
Is just the same ol' way
Every day . . .
(Pinch that loaf now!)


Let me tell you about this right now
Let me tell you about this right here
Let me make this formerly clear
Let me tell you about this right here
You know you put me in office
So you must have wanted me in office
I did you no harm
I used to have twenty-five tapes
Now I only got ten
Can't remember what happened to the rest
S'pose I gave 'em to a friend
Gave a couple to Bebe Rebozo
Gave a couple to Pat Boone
Gave a couple to Ronald Reagan
Gave a couple to the new vice-president
He said he'd stick with me through thick and thin
Even if I invaded Nicaragua
You know I'm not a crook
You know I'm not a crook
I just wanna lie about one more thing right now . . .
(Say yeah yeah . . . )


The gangster stepped right up,
'N kissed him on the lips good-bye
Made him a cocksucker by proxy, yes he did,
An' he didn't even bat an eye!


The man in the White House - oooh!
He's got a conscience black as sin!
(Yeah, maybe I . . . I don't know but, it's just a training exercise)
There's just one thing I wanna know -
How'd that asshole ever manage to get in?


You're all the same, so sing right along now:


DICKIE'S SUCH AN ASSHOLE
Sincerely, Dick, we mean it
Sincerely, Ron, we mean it
Sincerely, Dick and Ron, we continue to mean it
Wee-ooo


Now let's bring the Republican Party up to date . . .

Auch daß Nixon 1960 die Präsidentschaftswahl gegen John F. Kennedy nur äußerst knapp verlor – einige Historiker meinen, Kennedys Sieg sei nur durch Manipulationen möglich geworden – ist weniger bekannt.

Auch weniger bekannt ist, daß Nixon als erster amtierender US-Präsident Peking und Moskau besuchte.
Die Grabinschrift ist ein Zitat aus seiner Amtsantrittsrede von 1969 und lautet: “The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker.” (deutsch: „Die größte Ehre, die einem die Geschichte verleihen kann, ist der Titel des Friedensstifters“).

Der Film »Forrest Gump« spielt auf die während der Weltmeisterschaft 1971 in Gang gesetzte Ping-Pong-Dipomatie an:



Scheitert Nixon in Moskau? (DIE ZEIT vom 28.04.1972)
Moskauer Gipfel: Was wird Bestand haben? (DER SPIEGEL vom 29.05.1972)
US-Flagge überm Kreml (ronald-friedmann.de, 2007)


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